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|5 Albyn Street|
Bexley NSW 2207
Ph: (02) 9592 4991
"Providing high quality care for your children"
Welcome to Albyn Cottage Child Care Centre. We are a private organisation that provides Long Day Care for children 2 to 5 years and are licensed for 29 children per day. We also provide a Before and After School Care from Bexley Public School and Vacation Care for all children from school age to 12 years.
Albyn Cottage is owned and operated by the Directors Eget Milios and Joanna Holmewood. We have a lease agreement for the premises with the Department of Education and Training.
The children at Albyn Cottage are cared for by a wonderful team of staff, consisting of four full time carers, one being the Authorised Supervisor.
The centre has a cook who provides nutritious cooked meals daily, and two Before and After School Care workers. Eget and Joanna carry out the administration and cover for staff absences.
Albyn Cottage is reliant on parent involvement in order to meet the needs of the families and their children. Parent contribution will play an important part of our service and this will include involvement through the enrolment / orientation process, staff and parent meetings and verbal/written communications.
The staff at Albyn Cottage are dedicated and committed to the children and their families, and to the centre as a whole. Albyn Cottage will provide a wonderful working environment and encourage staff to develop their skills and potential.
Albyn Cottage works in accordance with the Regulations and Requirements set by DOCS, Accreditation and Occupational Health and Safety in order to meet the needs of the staff, the children and their families.
We are open from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, closing on all public holidays and Christmas break.
We look forward to welcoming you to our centre, please contact us for all enquiries.
The philosophy of Albyn Cottage is based on the recognition and respect of each child as an individual. We believe that each child develops and reaches their individual milestones in their own time. Children pass through stages of development and we must work towards fulfilling and extending their physical, emotional, social, language and cognitive needs as they reach towards their own developmental milestones.
Albyn Cottage will work closely with the community to integrate into our centre children with additional needs, including children of cultural and linguistic diversities, children with challenging behaviours and children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
We believe that, in order for each child to reach their full potential, we must provide an environment that is suitable to their developmental needs. We want each child to feel secure and loved, and that we respect and are responsive to their needs as well as being sensitive to their cultural and individual differences. Our philosophy is based on the acceptance of our diverse society and the need for an anti bias curriculum.
Children learn through play, by experimentation, exploration, observation and interacting with those around them. Through our Early Years Learning Framework, we are providing children with opportunities to play in a calm and relaxed environment, provide a flexible routine, offer more choices and freedom, allow more time and space, encourage spontaneous learning based on their own interests, participate in small group and individual experiences and to extend their learning through staff interaction.
Our philosophy is important in order to program and plan our curriculum based on children’s interests, strengths, needs and events within their environment. This enables children space and opportunities to learn both in directed and non-directed play.
Parents/Guardians are the most powerful force in a child’s life. Albyn Cottage will strive to work with families to best meet the children’s needs, strengths and interests. Albyn Cottage will encourage family participation and involvement through our daily activities and centre events.
We acknowledge that each child is a unique human being who can contribute much to the enrichment of our lives as we can to theirs.
Albyn Cottage aims to prepare children for life’s challenges and to provide the highest quality care possible to ensure that each child feels that “Albyn Cottage” is a home away from home.
“Our philosophy was reviewed in March 2011 with consultation from staff and families”
Our fees are $65.00 per day.
The Child Care Benefit is available to assist families iwh tthe affordability of fees. Enquiries to be made at Centrelink or Family and Community Services (FACS) 136150.
What to Bring Each Day:
- School Bag/Back Pack Warm/Cool Clothing
- Spare changes of clothes, including underwear and socks
- Nappies (if applicable) Appropriate shoes
- Hat regardless of weather
- Piece of fruit to be shared for morning tea
- Bed sheets for rest time, placed in a pillowcase labeled with name
- One 500m1 bottle 30+ Sunscreen each year to be kept at the centre
Our program is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. This involves programming based on the children's interests and is organised by spontaneous and planned activities through out the day. The children are able to choose between indoor and outdoor play and flow freely between activities. This allows and encourages children more freedom and choice and encourages independence.
The staff record daily activities in a daily diary, and parents are encouraged to read the diary on arrival every afternoon. Each child has a portfolio and this will contain some of their artwork and recordings of their development. These portfolios are available to parents to view, however are confidential and you are only able to view your child's portfolio.
Staff record children's development in a number of ways. Firstly they interact, play and observe the children and record the information and place it in your child's portfolio, this is then used to help plan our program.
Throughout the day we separate the children into two groups, each group has two teachers. This allows for quality interactions in smaller groups. The Pre School group participate in a school readiness program.
Small Group Times
Small group experiences are organised regularly on a daily basis. The children are taken to a quiet area for small group learning experiences. These include activities such as language, drama, cooking, numeracy, music, poetry and games.
|5 Albyn Street|
Bexley NSW 2207
Ph: (02) 9592 4991
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